Charge Upgraded In Murder Investigation Surrounding Oscar Pistorius

Posted on: 6:45 am, February 19, 2013, by

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(CNN) A judge upgraded the charge against Oscar Pistorius to premeditated murder during a bail hearing Tuesday morning.

The Olympic athlete is accused of shooting model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day.

A judge said he could not rule out the possibility that the track star planned the shooting death of his girlfriend.

The defense claims the shooting was an accident. They said the blade runner thought his girlfriend was an intruder. But prosecutors contend they have a rock solid premeditated murder case against him.

Family members of the super model are holding her funeral today in the South African city of Port Elizabeth.